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2020 Democrat: Pelosi is 'juggling a caucus that's divided'

2020 Democrat: Pelosi is 'juggling a caucus that's divided'
© Greg Nash

Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanDemocrats confront difficult prospects for midterms Tim Ryan touts labor support in Senate bid Democratic leaders push to boost congressional staff pay MORE (D-Ohio) said Tuesday that Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiFive takeaways on the House's return to budget earmarks Pelosi mocks House GOP looking for 'non-threatening female' to replace Liz Cheney Caitlyn Jenner: California needs a 'thoughtful disruptor' MORE (D-Calif.) is balancing competing interests among House Democrats on whether to impeach President TrumpDonald TrumpCaitlyn Jenner on Hannity touts Trump: 'He was a disruptor' Ivanka Trump doubles down on vaccine push with post celebrating second shot Conservative Club for Growth PAC comes out against Stefanik to replace Cheney MORE.

"She's juggling a caucus that's divided," said Ryan while reiterating his own support for impeachment. "I personally think that the president has committed crimes and I don't think he's above the law."

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"She's got to juggle the interests of the caucus and it's not easy because there are people in our caucus that don't want to go down the road of impeachment, and that makes it difficult for her as a leader," he added.

Ryan unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for the House Democratic leader post in 2016.

Ryan, who is among two dozen candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, first called for impeachment proceedings against Trump earlier this month.

“When you think that the President has committed comes - and I’ve read the Mueller report and think he obstructed (justice) on multiple occasions - we have a responsibility,” he said during a CNN town hall, citing a press conference by special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE.

He is among 62 House Democrats who have called for an impeachment inquiry. Pelosi has resisted those calls for impeachment.